Today I have some very cute Easter cards to share with you today from Creative Squad member Judi Kauffman. Judi is on a roll revamping her calendar pages into new projects. Remember back in December she created a monthly calendar, with the goal of reusing the pages once the month was passed? Well here we have the February page, turned into some sweet bunny cards, and a couple other items too.
“I used my inlay technique* to turn the February calendar page into seven Easter cards, one Traveler’s Notebook page, and used a remaining scrap for a bookmark. I considered simple egg shapes, but couldn’t resist the bunny. (Die from AccuCut)”
*Judi Kauffman’s Inlay Technique: Die cut a simple shape from two or more coordinating sheets of stenciled/stamped paper and purchased patterned paper. Make sure there will be good contrast. Inlay the positive image (shown: a bunny) so it fits into the opening on a contrasting background. Glue both pieces in place on a piece of board, a card front, into an art journal, or on mat and frame.
Thank you for sharing Judi!
Here are some of the supplies Judi used:
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Hippity Hoppity :) Kim and I got together for a Play Date with some of my new Rubber Stamps for the upcoming Easter holiday. We had a nice morning stamping some Easter Bunny Cards for friends and family.
For supplies we had my new Floral Tile Large and Floral Tile Small stamp sets, blank cards, colorful ink pads, some bunny images we printed off the internet, a craft knife, and repositionable tape.
First we carefully cut out some rabbit shapes, leaving both the outside and inside intact. These became our stencils and masks.
We used Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Dots to temporarily stick our stencil to the front of the card. I love this tape – it’s easy to apply, sticks well, and comes off easily too!
We stamped into our bunny “stencil” with stamps from my Floral Tile Small set – the scale is just perfect for tiling into small areas. Here I am using one of the Hamilton designs.
Kim began with one of the Van Vorst designs from the Floral Tile Small set.
I used both the Positive and Negative Hamilton stamps from the small set and filled in the entire bunny.
And here is the big bunny reveal! Now to fill in the rest…
Put a bit of repositionable tape onto the bunny mask and place on top of your stamped image.
Begin filling the area around the bunny. Here I decided to use the Hamilton stamps from the Floral Tile Large set.
It becomes quick work with the large size stamps.
Kim worked with the Van Vorst stamps from the Floral Tile Large set to fill in the area surrounding her masked off bunny.
Looks pretty awesome when it is all done!
I experimented with outlining the bunny too – there are a lot of ways you can take these cards to another level.
Another card beginning with the outside, using the Versailles Positive and Negative stamps from the Floral Tile Large set.
And another using the Versailles Positive and Negative stamps from the Floral Tile Small set.
A very sweet bunny in blue using the Van Vorst Positive and Negative stamps from the small set. This dense pattern worked really well to define the bunny shape.
Kim getting into it – so fun with a lot of different stamp pad colors to choose from!
In the end we made quite a few cards – some that are really wonderful!
I just love this one I made with 2 bunnies!
Kim made a sweet orange one…
So fun to play with different iterations!
And then I realized that the stamped bunny masks should not go to waste – they looked great on the cards too!
Last one :)
We hope you try some of these techniques with my new stamps. Try mixing up different colors, playing with the positive and negative designs, and work with both sizes. We had a blast and can’t wait to spread a little Easter cheer with our cards.
This year I wanted to mix it up with an idea for coloring Easter Eggs and decided that stamping might be fun. So Kim and I had a play date and decorated a bag of plastic hanging eggs with lots of stamped deli papers.
To match my blue and white dinnerware, I decided to use all shades of blue acrylic paint and some of my mini ArtFoamies. Kim chose some cheery colored StazOn and Archival ink pads and stamps from my Embroidery and Marks stamp sets. We found that smaller scale patterns work best for this. This would also be an interesting way to use any collage papers you have been saving that are deli paper or tissue paper – thin paper is easier to decoupage on the eggs.
Then we stamped the full length of the deli paper – our deli paper is 6″x10.75″. Here I am using my Mini Chicago foam stamp set.
We used Liquitex Gloss Gel Medium to decoupage onto the eggs.
To figure out the best way to cover the eggs, we had some trial runs. You may need to play around with it depending on how big your eggs are. Here I tried a bit of paper stamped with my Mini Batik Pattern 4 stamp.
To fit our egg size (see the link at the end of the post for what plastic eggs we used), we folded the deli paper in half lengthwise. I chose a paper stamped with my Santiago foam stamp.
And cut it down the fold to make 2 strips, each 3″x10.75″.
I cut off a 4.25″ long piece. This will be the first piece I decoupage on the egg.
And with the leftover I cut a 3.5″ egg shape.
Both the rectangle and the egg shape get .75″ cuts in them, all around the edges and at the corners. This helps the paper conform to the curve of the egg.
The egg and the paper got a coat of gel medium…
…and then the messy task of applying the paper. First put the rectangle with the 3″ edge at the hook end and go around lengthwise until you wrap over the bottom of the egg. You will be overlapping your cut edges so some of the pattern does get obscured along the edges.
The front face of the egg has the pattern nicely. Next up is the egg shaped paper…
After a coat of gel medium on the back of the paper and egg, apply the egg shaped paper over the gap and again, overlap and smooth the cut edges around the sides.
For the upcoming Easter Holiday I decided to dye some eggs. I bought some wooden eggs, blew out some brown eggs and cooked some white eggs to have a variety to play with.
I dyed the cooked white eggs with some natural dyes (Yellow/Orange (Annatto extract), Purple (Radish), Blue (Cabbage) – see picture on top of the collage. For the blown out brown eggs and the wooden eggs I wanted to try the new Tea Stain Dyes by Faber Castell, which are not suitable for food. They are meant to dye fabric and paper but I thought it should work with wood and egg shells too. I loved how the colors came out with these dyes, especially on the wooden eggs, the brown eggs were a bit tricky with the light green, but it was all good. Both dyes resulted in colors that I was super happy with.
I stamped the eggs with a white pigment dye stamp pad – using my inked cling rubber stamps by wrapping those carefully around the egg, and using some of my foam stamps by rolling the egg over the inked stamp.
On the top row you see the eggs stamped with my ArtFoamies foam stamps – I love how they turned out- the impression is bold.
On the bottom I used my Cardboard Cling Rubber Stamp Set. I loved especially how the Tread stamp gave a look of rubber bands but I do love ever single one. The yellow of course was a bit tough with white ink …so I used an archival ink on top which made it a bit smudge. Oh well.
Next I tried my Embroidery Cling Stamp Set – ohhhhh- i so loved the look of this. The different stitches came out really well on the eggs.
Here you have a couple of the eggs as decoration on my table. The cooked eggs are in the fridge waiting to be consumed in the next couple days ;) That was super fun to make, so easy ! I hope you like them and give these a try :) Here is the supply list of what I used besides some brown and white organic eggs:
Happy Easter and welcome to the Easter blog hop! Today is the day when we tumble-down the rabbit’s hole and hop after the White Rabbit. The rabbit hops from blog to blog, from country to country all around the cyber scrapbooking world!
Although the countries and styles vary and designers participating had a free choice what to create for the hop, the pieces of art have all something in common. If you’re familiar with Alice in Wonderland, you might remember that the White Rabbit, which Alice followed and found the Wonderland, had a pocket watch. So in this hop the common theme is the time piece. You can find an interpretation or a way to incorporate a clock in every creation! Inspiring, right?
So please hop along and remember to leave a comment at every stage! That way you ensure as many tickets for the raffle as possible. You’ll have just a week to participate (to April 8th at noon GMT) for the giveaway put together from donations from 7 Dots Studio, BadgesFolie, Garn&Mehr, Stromsvigt and Wycinanka.
So enjoy the hop and find the inspiring Wonderland of scrapbooking!
So here is my take on the Follow The White Rabbit Easter Hop – I was inspired by the cute logo so I had to use this for my easter cards :)
Supplies: Theresa Collins Stationary Noted Paper Collection, Autumn Leaves Stamps, Prima Marketing Clock, Liquitex Acrylic Ink, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Squares, Ranger Archival Ink
So now follow the other links and comment in order to be able to win one of the awesome prices :)
It was time to get some spring feeling into the house. Outside a constant freezing cold breeze alternating with snow flakes make it hard to believe that I am on track with the right date. I might have missed something…probably spring was just postponed this year ;)
I had a lot of fun playing around with some stuff I had at hands though…so that made up for the weather.
A different kind of texture…making me happy..I am just a dork when it comes to texture- LOL
Used: Liquitex Professional Spray Paints, Liquitex Acrylic Paints, Liquitex Professional Paint Markers, Liquitex Gel Medium, Signo Pen, Birch Panel, Norwegian Reindeer Moss, Eggs, Feathers, Branch